McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Hornpipe

Hornpipes are in 4/4 time which means there are 4 beats per measure and a quarter note (crotchet) gets one beat. This is nearly the same rhythm as a reel, but you hold the first and third beats just slightly longer and shorten the second and fourth beats to produce a bouncier sound. For example, here is how you would count while playing a hornpipe. The vertical lines separate measures.  Listen to Off to California by pressing the play button below and repeat the words below the bar. [Note: Loading speed of MP3 player depends on internet bandwidth & computer power.]

ONE two THREE four | ONE two THREE four | ONE two THREE four |

The written form of the music would look like this:

Off to California sheet music short

Hornpipe Tracks (Click on Tracks to open and download)

Track 11 Off to California  MP3 file with Off to California melody along with the corresponding slow hornpipe rhythm (Same as green bar above)

Track 12 Off to California. MP3 file with Off to California melody along with the corresponding moderate  hornpipe rhythm

Track 13 Hornpipe rhythm. MP3 file with just a learning hornpipe rhythm

Track 14 Hornpipe rhythm. MP3 file with just a slow hornpipe rhythm

Track 15 Hornpipe rhythm MP3 file with just a moderate hornpipe rhythm

 

Off to California Sheet Music (Click here to Off to California PDF Sheet music)

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